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Critics Proclaim Invisible Man a “magnificent achievement”

Last week’s theatre review in the Chicago Tribune placed the Court Theatre’s production of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man at the top of it’s “must see” list for 2012. Kenneth Warren, an Ellison scholar at the University and the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of English, was interviewed by Chicago magazine about the adaptation of the novel and the world premiere of the critically lauded play alongside director Christopher McElroen.

While Tribune critic Chris Jones called the play “a magnificent achievement for Court and the creative team,” the Chicago SunTimes pronounced it an “enthralling three hour odyssey . . . exquisitely choreographed, so that the story blazes with as much heat, energy and action as talk.”

From the Tribune:

“This production features Teagle F. Bougere, who turns in the kind of performance that Chicago actors will be trying to better for the rest of 2012. It’s more than three hours, sure, and complicated to boot, but it moves well and touches the heart as much as the mind.

The Invisible Man runs through February 19. Read reviews from the Chicago Tribune, SunTimes, and WBEZ. Chicago Magazine’s interview with director Christopher McElroen can be read here.

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